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monadelphous (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Having all its stamens within a flower fused together at least partly by the filaments.
    • 1988, Michael Hickey & Clive King, 100 families of flowering plants, Cambridge University Press, 2007 digital reprint, p. 326:
      The stamens are monadelphous and are united for more than half their length into an open tube adnate to the petals

Usage notes[edit]

  • Said of either a flower or of a plant bearing such flowers.